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Volunteer Outdoors in Los Altos: Lunar New Year Planting at Redwood Grove

January 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for native plant restoration to appreciate new beginnings while sharing gratitude for old roots!

Join us to celebrate Lunar New Year at a small redwood forest habitat! We will install native plants and take the opportunity to appreciate this act of new beginnings while sharing gratitude for old roots. Volunteers should expect to work outside in rain or shine, plant native plants, and learn about ecological restoration techniques. We will spend lots of time walking, kneeling, and digging.

Visit Grassroots Ecology’s Redwood Grove page to learn more about the ecosystem and accessibility considerations.

Waivers/Registration: All volunteers attending the workday must be registered individually and have approved the online waiver through this Eventbrite page. Youth under 18 must have their legal guardian approve the waiver on their behalf. Volunteers age 12 and under require an accompanying adult.

Parking: 482 University Ave. Los Altos, CA 94022. There is no parking available in the preserve. Please park on the street and walk down the driveway. If there is no street parking open, there is additional parking at Shoup Park (2-minute walk from Redwood Grove).

Alternate Transportation: There is a bus stop at the corner of El Monte & University a couple blocks away from the entrance of the preserve. Valley Transportation Authority bus route 40 services this stop on Saturdays. Here is a link to their bus schedule. If you prefer biking, there are bike racks near the cottage in the preserve.

Meeting Space: Enter the preserve from University Ave. and walk down the driveway to the cottage, where we will meet. Volunteers will have access to a restroom and sink.

Prepare for Working Outdoors:

  • Face mask for COVID-19 safety (optional)
  • Reusable water bottle (filled with water)
  • Snacks, if desired
  • Long pants, long sleeves, long socks recommended
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes that can get dirty
  • Hat/sunscreen or rain gear/boots
  • Epi-Pen or allergy medicine, if applicable
  • Plan for potential exposure to sun, poison oak, ticks, prickly plants
  • Prepare for limited cell reception

We will provide gloves, tools, and light refreshments.

Event Cancellations:

We are committed to the safety of our staff and volunteers. In the event that we must cancel a workday due to extreme weather conditions or poor air quality, a Grassroots Ecology staff person will reach out via email no later than 5:00 PM the day prior to this event.

Join Us!

Grassroots Ecology encourages people from all identities and backgrounds to participate in our programs. Many of our programs are outdoors and involve moving and working in a variety of landscapes. If you have accessibility concerns (e.g. allergies, limited mobility, learning differences), our projects are flexible and we are happy to work with you. Please reach out to the workday facilitator so we can prepare for your participation.

Accessibility concerns? Questions? Cancellations? Email [email protected].


Redwood Grove Nature Preserve
482 University Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022 United States


Grassroots Ecology

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